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RTCM Ship Navigation Equipment Guide

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Service (RTCM), a non-profit association affiliated with the U.S. Coast Guard, has posted its Ship Navigation Equipment Guide


Radio Holland Confirms Deal with Saab TransponderTech

At the Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Oslo in June, the the Radio Holland Group management signed a contract with Saab TransponderTech, for the distribution and service of the Saab R4 AIS system by all Radio Holland Group branches. The R4 AIS is manufactured by Saab TransponderTech AB and is is the fourth generation of Saab AIS. The R4 Class A Transponder System is type-approved with wheelmark and complies with all international standards for AIS ship systems


Furuno Celebrates 25 Years

Back in 1978, Furuno U.S.A. was formed to serve one of the largest markets in the world for marine electronics. Top management at Furuno Electric Company in Nishinomiya City, Japan recognized not only the strength of the U.S. market, but for its potential for Furuno’s quality radar, navigation, sonar and communication electronics to assist professional and recreational mariners. “Furuno’s premier branding is a combined effort of our parent company’s dedication to designing innovative


Sperry Nav Systems for LASCO Tankers

Northrop Grumman Corporation received orders to supply a complete package of electronic navigation equipment for 10 new tankers being built for the Latvian Shipping Company (LASCO). The orders were awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. The 51,800-dwt, double-hull tankers, which will be equipped to carry either oil products or chemicals, are being built for LASCO’s Crown Navigation subsidiary at the 3.Maj shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia


New Shipping Company Selects Ulstein Design

Ulstein Design has signed contracts with the yard Astilleros de Sevilla in Spain for delivering design and equipment packages to two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels. The ships will be built for the shipping company EDT Offshore Ltd, Cyprus. The contract is worth around NOK 240 million. The Ulstein Group will supply design, detail documentation and main equipment. This includes products such as main switchboards, bridge and control room consoles


JRC Receives Samsung-Q Mark Gold Award

Photo courtesy Japan Radio Co. Ltd

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a shipbuilding company from Korea, has awarded Japan Radio Company (JRC), the Samsung-Q Mark Gold award.  In 2011 JRC was chosen as a manufacturer of radio & navigation equipment of the highest quality.  In 2002 SHI started this program to achieve the highest rate of customer satisfaction. Since the start of the program, JRC has received consecutively in 2002, 2005 and 2008 the Samsung-Q Mark Silver award and this year received the highest


Advanced IBS for Polar Research Vessel

IBS on SA Agulhas II web.jpg

Raytheon Anschütz has recently completed the supply of their latest generation of Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to the “SA Agulhas II”, a new polar research ship owned by the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).   Sea trials including demanding ice trial tests in the Gulf of Bothnia were successfully passed during March 2012. The 134 meters long vessel was designed and built by the STX Finland shipyard of Rauma


PRONAUTAS Signs 120 Connectivity Solutions Contracts

PRONAUTAS said it is enjoying continued success in the Maritime Connectivity market, securing more than 120 connectivity contracts in the last 12 months alone. The company attributed the success to the introduction of the Total Solution package, combining a ship-to-shore connectivity service with airtime provision, accounting authority services, radio registration, service and maintenance for communication and navigation equipment


Grandweld to Build Four Crewboats for COTEMAR-Mexico

Similar vessel to that ordered (Photo: Grandweld)

Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards, has secured a contract worth over $21 million from the Mexico-based COTEMAR, to design and build four 42-meter Fast Aluminum Crew Boats. The world-class reputable design 42m crew boat will be fitted with EPA Tier 3 compliant main engines, and advanced navigation equipment to meet the client’s specific needs. The vessels are designed to reach speeds in excess of 26 knots.  They benefit from luxury seating, accommodation for VIP guests


Philippines Releases North Korean Ship

Image:Philippine Coast Guard

 Reuter reports that  the Philippines has released a North Korean freighter it had seized. The North Korean freighter was covered by harsher United Nations' sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear program.   The 6,830 deadweight tonne (dwt) cargo ship M/V Jin Teng was one of the first sanctioned North Korean ships to enter a foreign port since the tightened sanctions were passed unanimously by the U.N. Security Council. Thirty-one North Korean ships are on the list.


Alphatron, Exmar Ink Maintenance Contract

Photo: Alphatron Marine

Alphatron Marine has signed a full service maintenance contract with EXMAR Shipmanagement covering six gas carriers to ensure optimized operation and reduce daily running costs for the next five years. The gas carriers are fitted mainly with JRC equipment


Wärtsilä Control Systems for 3 New Containerships

Wärtsilä's Nacos Platinum Integrated Navigation Automation Control System has been selected for a series of three 'mega-class' container vessels being built for French shipowner CMA CGM at the HHIC-Phil yard in Subic Bay, Philippines


Crystal Charters Escort Vessel for Arctic Cruise

RRS Ernest Shackleton (Photo: Crystal Cruises)

When cruise liner Crystal Serenity sets off on its 32-day expedition voyage through the Northwest Passage from Anchorage to New York August 16, she will be escorted by the RRS Ernest Shackleton.   Crystal Cruises recently secured RRS Ernest Shackleton for the voyage via a charter party


SRH Marine and Setel Powerline Pact for Greek Market

Photo: SRH Marine Electronics

 SRH Marine Electronics SA and SETEL PowerLine Ltd have entered a Reseller and Installation Partner Agreement.    Through this cooperation SRH is able to offer a complete and holistic approach to e-Navigation concept through Setel PowerLine specializing in the design and


Threats to Global Navigation Satellite Systems

Location and coverage of proposed Phase 1 South Korean eLoran transmitter					 (Inside GNSS News January 2015

Originally developed to guide Allied convoys safely across the Atlantic, the use of synchronized low frequency radio signals as a navigational aid revolutionized modern maritime navigation in the 1940s.  Faced with operating ships and aircraft over vast areas


Radio Holland, BWFM Ink Service Agreement

Photo: Imtech Marine

Radio Holland, part of Imtech Marine, has won a service agreement with tanker, gas and offshore maritime group BW Fleet Management (BWFM). The two-year agreement covers all the navigation and communication equipment onboard 13 LPG vessels. Radio Holland also provides remote support for these


China Shares Details on S.China Sea Facilities

The Chinese government on Wednesday rolled out more details of the building work it is undertaking in the disputed South China Sea, listing lighthouses, communications stations and other facilities for civilian and emergency use.   China stepped up its creation of artificial islands last


Furuno's Bridge Systems for Holland America Cruise Ships

State-Of-The-Art Bridge Navigation Systems

  The extensive global network of Furuno service centers, subsidiaries and distributors was one of the reasons that Holland America Line (HAL) chose Furuno when it was time to retrofit their cruise ships with the very latest in a fully integrated navigation system.


Alphatron Marine Appoints Regional Manager

Erik van Boom (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

Alphatron Marine announced it has appointed Erik van Boom as country manager for the Euro border region Scheldemonden.   With recent changes in Belgium, where Alphatron Marine has taken over the sales and service activities of maritime navigation and communication equipment of Astron NV


Canadian Frigates Get a Radar Upgrade

Canadian Navy Halifax-Class Frigate (Copyright: US Navy, www.navy.mil)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed factory acceptance tests and delivery of 12 sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates.    The scope of onboard systems covers X-/ and S-Band radars with high-performance


PSC Inspection Workshop by IRS

The workshop, inaugurated by the Director General of Shipping, Deepak Shetty

IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping) has conducted an executive workshop, in coordination with India’s Directorate General of Shipping and the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA), on Port State Control (PSC) inspections.  


Silver Ships Delivers Survey Vessel to USACE

Photo: Silver Ships

Silver Ships delivered a 48-ft. Endeavor Survey boat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The vessel will be tasked with surveying the waters in both the Gulf of Mexico and rivers of the New Orleans District. The all-welded aluminum vessel is designed and engineered by


Two New Crewboats for ISS

Photo: ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its launch fleet with two more fast crewboats, bringing its total fleet size to 18 vessels. The two newbuild 42-meter vessels have been added in response to a growing demand in the oil and gas sector for


First Type Approval Awarded for Portable Pilot Unit

From left: Falk Bethke, Approval Engineer Electrical Systems & Automation at DNV GL – Maritime, Sven Dudszus, Head of Business & Production Management at DNV GL – Maritime, Jochen Rudolph, Managing Director at SevenCs, Marius Herzig, Product Manager at SevenCs (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL said it has developed a new industry standard for the type approval of Portable Pilot Units (PPUs); the ORCA Pilot G2 unit, created by SevenCs, a navigation equipment and software expert from Hamburg, is the first product worldwide to achieve compliance with the new standard.  


Two Saved South of Emerald Isle, NC

Two saved from a boat Wednesday taking on water south of Bogue Inlet. Photo USCG

The Coast Guard rescued two people from a boat Wednesday taking on water south of Bogue Inlet. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a mayday call from two people aboard the 23-foot skiff, Southern Yankee, 12 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet






 
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